Ever wondered why someone would spend hours meal prepping every week be it chopping vegetables in advance or cooking meals for the next 4-5days?
Here’s a few reasons why they might:
Spending a few hours once or twice a week cooking and preparing meals and snacks in advance saves loads of time and leaves more time to do the things you enjoy be it play with the kids after a busy day at work, get in a workout or a nice relaxing bath
Hit by hunger and nothing to hand but some leftover birthday cake this happens almost daily, but having readily available options that fit your dietary needs because you have planned in advance makes sticking to healthier options much easier.
Cooking your own meals or planning them in advance means you gain full control over your calories, macros & nutrients and limits the use of added sugar, salt and fats.
You are able to eat as soon as you feel hungry not having to wait the length of time it takes to cook a full meal from scratch, chances are you will be completely famished by that time and eat much more than you might having your meal or snack to hand ready and all.
Solving all of your food decisions in advance frees up some of your willpower and stress helping you reach your goals faster instead of stressing about what you are going to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, you have a plan in place and food ready to go!